Genesis 34:12

Overview - Genesis 34
Dinah is ravished by Shechem.
He sues to marry her.
13 The sons of Jacob offer the condition of circumcision to the Shechemites.
20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it.
25 The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, and spoil their city.
30 Jacob reproves Simeon and Levi.
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Genesis 34:12  (King James Version)
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Ask me
On the practice of purchasing wives, De La Roque says, "Properly speaking, a young man who would marry must purchase
his wife; and fathers among the Arabs are never so happy as when they have many daughters. They form part of the riches of the house. Accordingly, when a young man would treat with a person whose daughter he is inclined to marry, he says to him, 'Will you give me your daughter for fifty sheep, for six camels, or for a dozen cows?' according to the rank of her family, and the circumstances of him who desires to marry her."* dowry.
24:53 29:18 31:41 Ex 22:16,17 De 22:28,29 1Sa 18:25-27
2 Samuel 3:14 ; Hosea 3:2 ; Matthew 14:17